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Author Event: Mystery and Crime

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BLUE HILL, Maine — Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, and C.J. Box, the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels including the Joe Pickett series, will read from their new books at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Blue Hill Public Library. Paul Doiron will read from his latest book, Trespasser, and C. J. Box will read from Back of Beyond. The event was originally scheduled for Aug. 30 but had to be rescheduled because of travel issues due to Hurricane Irene.

Paul Doiron is the editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, Down East Books, and DownEast.com. His first book in the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, The Poacher’s Son, was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, and Strand Critics awards, as well as a Thriller Award for Best First Novel. A native Mainer, he is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and outdoor recreation and lives in coastal Maine.

Doiron’s new book, Trespasser, second in the Mike Bowditch series, takes place in Maine and makes effective use of Maine’s “mud season”– that time when the weather is unpredictable and new life struggles to emerge from the snow– as a metaphor for Mike’s internal struggle to put his life back on track.
C. J. Box won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009) as well as many other awards. His novels have been translated into 25 languages. Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he co-owns an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West.

Back of Beyond is about an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. After his past behavior he is in no position to investigate but he is determined to find the killer.

This event is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.

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